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The Second Woman

Published 1951

Robert Young plays Jeff Cohalan, a young man whose wife was murdered while they were on their honeymoon, and who is plagued by strange accidents and visions of her death.
He meets a beautiful young woman on a train, Ellen (Betsy Drake), and it becomes apparent that the two are very attracted to one another.
Ellen soon learns about Jeff's past and is quickly drawn into his strange dark world, even when she begins to realize that Jeff may be much more dangerous than he seems.

Run time 91 min
Producer Mort Briskin, Robert Smith
Production Company Cardinal Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: katperrr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2012
Subject: Second Woman
Reviewer: Bernie757 - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2012
Subject: The Second Woman
Good plot slow but effective.
Reviewer: kerryzeng - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2011
Subject: dvd ripper
I insert the dvd and watch it, good, and then I ripped it to my hard drive, use leawo dvd ripper,
Reviewer: appledecca - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2010
Subject: Not in the right state of mind
Not bad mystery , leading lady is perhaops an aquired taste...i m generously giving it 3 stars its intersting enough but the leading lady got on my nerves, he he . Thank you
Reviewer: keygrip - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 22, 2009
Subject: A decent attempt
This is an entertaining little "is he nuts or isn't he?" thriller with Robert Young who seemed to specialise in those "not all that he seems"roles.
Good support from the dependable Henry O'Neill and girl next door type Betsy Drake ( Mrs Cary Grant at the time)
It's way over the top but that's all part of the enjoyment
Reviewer: Budro - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2009
Subject: Good Story.
I'll take that white washed fence, please.
Reviewer: bestpbx - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 1, 2008
Subject: Beautiful, young woman???????
You really have to stretch it to call Betsy Drake a beautiful young woman. She is a nice wholesome looking person. But, she is as plain as a white washed fence.
Reviewer: flickfdude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2008
Subject: Burn it
You'll like the intrigue.
I put mine on DVD's as data discs. The new dvd players play almost all these formats. Some times they don't play. If it is essential I have it to play on the big TV and it doesn't I reformat it with the free version of
Reviewer: billbarstad - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2008
Subject: Adequate
This is a simple thriller with some subtle misdirection accomplished by Jeff Cohalan, played by Robert Young. Several characters are worried about him since the accidental death of his betrothed. He is withdrawn and escalating misfortune follows him. Ellen Foster, played by Betsy Drake, is drawn to Jeff whom she meets coming to town. She suspects foul play and investigates. The story plods along steadily. The acting is good enough, as is the direction. The accompanying music fits well.

I downloaded the 706MB Cinepack file. The video quality is tolerable, but low (950 Kbps DivX 4). The audio is is good. Not good enough for burning to DVD.
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